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Chance The Rapper x Apollo Brown - "The Writer"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Chance The Rapper's has been playing this past month like a fiddle, unveiling some one-offs from his newly christened studio, rapping up his stateside tour and being featured on CNN's Chicagoland. Today we find ourselves spinning a clean heater from the Chitown native with "The Writer" a newly surfaced track from the dark recesses of the internets, featuring Chance The Ruthless going off over an uncharacteristically boom-bap tinged production fromApollo Brown. This is no scratchy demo from a hazy late night basement studio session, rather a gleaming example of how Chance's half-croon refrain can be molded to compliment virtually any framework, taking the form of a brooding bellow on this piano-heavy flame. You can find this ill offering on THEMpeople's Chi-town revival tape Smoke Breaks IV, which directs attention to The Windy City's  immeasurable musical renaissance by gathering all of it burgeoning young talent on to one comprehensive mixtape. Listen to the latest from Chance The Rapper below and keep it locked for more from the Chicago son.